Session Title

Sacred Relics: From Byzantium to the West

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Cecily Hennessy

Organizer Affiliation

Christie's Education

Presider Name

Cecily Hennessy

Paper Title 1

The Accessibility of Relics in Medieval Byzantium

Presenter 1 Name

Brad Hostetler

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Kenyon College

Paper Title 2

Invisible Saints, Neglected Memory: Success and Failure in the Transfer of Eastern Relics to the Mid-Adriatic Space

Presenter 2 Name

Francesco Gangemi

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Paper Title 3

The Greek Manuscript and Epigraphic Collection of Ciriaco d'Ancona: Gathering Cultural Rrelics across the Mediterranean

Presenter 3 Name

Andrea Mattiello

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

9-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1130

Description

These papers explore the rich inheritance of relics from Byzantium in the west and their presentation and preservation. They include topics such as the tactile and sensory interaction of relics in Byzantium, the design of reliquaries, their interior space and their emphasis on protection; the contrasting histories of the relics of Timothy (St Paul’s disciple) and St Bassus buried under the cathedral of Termoli on the Adriatic coast of Italy; and the collecting and preserving of books as cultural relics by Ciriaco d'Ancona.

Cecily Hennessy

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Sacred Relics: From Byzantium to the West

Schneider 1130

These papers explore the rich inheritance of relics from Byzantium in the west and their presentation and preservation. They include topics such as the tactile and sensory interaction of relics in Byzantium, the design of reliquaries, their interior space and their emphasis on protection; the contrasting histories of the relics of Timothy (St Paul’s disciple) and St Bassus buried under the cathedral of Termoli on the Adriatic coast of Italy; and the collecting and preserving of books as cultural relics by Ciriaco d'Ancona.

Cecily Hennessy